A writer needs to “live” their stories to bring them alive for us. Mandy Haggith, whose Stone Series trilogy is set in the Iron Age, is so close to that long-ago life she can reach out and touch it.
Move over Rabbie Burns! Has history overlooked a working class 19th century Dundee writer known as the People’s Poet? MICHAEL ALEXANDER spoke to a Dundee literary expert to find out more.
BOOK OF THE WEEK: Lunatics, Lovers And Poets: Twelve Stories After Cervantes And Shakespeare, Edited by Daniel Hahn and Margarita Valencia.
Crime writing farmer ‘I write about killing people but no one asks me where the bodies are buried on the farm!’
In an interview ahead of launching his latest detective crime novel, north Fife farmer turned author James Oswald tells MICHAEL ALEXANDER how life has become a ‘bit mad’.
Interview: Scottish crime author Stuart MacBride ‘ I got a dissecting room named after me. As far as I know that is unique!’
When Stuart MacBride was waiting to ship his first Scottish crime novel a decade ago, his laser printer broke and, at the very least, he hoped the advance from his publisher would cover the cost of a new one.
Monsters, Ministers and Mayhem new e-book reveals weird and wonderful tales from The Courier archives
Some of the characters who brought chaos to the streets of Tayside and Fife in centuries past have been resurrected in a new Courier e-book.
Six authors will descend on Dundee libraries next week as part of a national book event.
A Dundee-born best-selling author, whose story about his upbringing in the 1950s became one of the most sought- after books in the city, has revealed he hopes the second chapter of his memoirs prove to be even better than the first.
An author whose previous jobs include working as an avocado picker, a magazine editor and a greengrocer has claimed the Dundee International Book Prize 2015.
The granddaughter of Perth-born author John Buchan is calling on spy fans to reread his classic novel The Thirty-Nine Steps on the 100th anniversary of its publication.